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Old 05-06-2012, 02:54 AM
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Default please explain to me why Nukes are different than other Nukes

Two questions:

-why are first run nukes more desireable? If they throw or fly better why would discraft change it later on?

-why do some nukes have a chevron on the inside rim (where you fingers go throwing sidearm), while others are flat? Does this change the flight much?

I did search a bit-thought this may be faster. Thanks!
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:40 AM
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First runs are desireable because they are just that. Everybody gets their initial impressoin from the first run, so when later runs are inevitably different people scramble for the first run that they are used to.

As for the texture on the rim, I believe that is from the removal of the patent #s that expired last year. It is cheaper for a manufacturer to obscure a # in a mold instead of replacing the mold.

This thread felt trolly. I hope you're truly a noob and need advise. The nuke is only going to hamper your development of disc skills. Good luck!
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Well, I did notice something interesting, that may or may not be what the OP is referring to. If you look in the PDGA Approved Discs list, there is an entry for Disc Model: Nuke. There is also an entry for Disc Model: Z-Nuke (retooled). The differences being that the Nuke's Max Wt is 176.0g, and the Z-Nuke's Max Wt is 175.1g. And, here's the interesting bit. Nuke Diameter: 21.2 cm. Z-Nuke Diameter: 21.1 cm. Also the Flexibility is lower on the Nuke. So, that says to me, that ESP Nukes are actually physically different than Z Nukes.
Whether the OP actually meant First Run ESP Nukes vs Z-Nukes, I don't know. And I don't know (but it seems implied) that current ESP Nukes are a larger diameter. Also then, what are X and Pro D Nukes?
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Maybe the z nuke didn't pass the initial flexibility test, where the more pliable esp passed. Heck I don't know, but good eye on the approved list, even though there are a few repeats and mistakes on it.
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This thread felt trolly. I hope you're truly a noob and need advise. The nuke is only going to hamper your development of disc skills. Good luck!
How dare you say something like this about one of the best drivers ever made ?

The nuke is actualy the comet of the long drivers. It will reveal form flaws realy quickly ^^ I'd rather have beginners throw a nuke than a boss or a xcal or any of that way overstable stuff.
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Discraft inconsistencies? This must be a first?!?!
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Ok.

For me The first runs seemed less stable/more domey, and that is what I want (Although they are molded the same, every run can have slight differences)

I don't know about the rim of the NUKE. I don't think it is a different mold. It might just be the variance in different runs.

The reason for the different "NUKE" and then the "Z-NUKE" on the PDGA website is because (From what I have been told) the Z plastic was so much heavier so they needed to make the disc a little smaller (1mm) to be allowed, and not be too heavy.
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The reason for the different "NUKE" and then the "Z-NUKE" on the PDGA website is because (From what I have been told) the Z plastic was so much heavier so they needed to make the disc a little smaller (1mm) to be allowed, and not be too heavy.
This. The rim is also shallower.
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Here's what I was trying to describe. I'll be honest, I didn't understand everything you guys said up there.

As for the noob Nuke hucking: I have a knee injury and can twist when I throw backhand leaving me all arm and no snap. So I throw a lot of forehands flicks. I find the Nuke to fly a predictable 300 for me.
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Here's a link to the pic I can't seem to figure out how to post.
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